CLE Seminars

Overcoming Information Overload
Tuesday, August 28, 2018/9 a.m.–4:15 p.m.
Live Seminar at the Oregon State Bar Center, 16037 SW Upper Boones Ferry Road, Tigard, or Live Webcast from Your Computer
5 General or Practical Skills CLE credits and 1 Ethics credit

The daily flood of email, documents, and other files can easily leave you overwhelmed. Computer technology, which is supposed to help us organize this information has—in many cases—made matters worse. Move past information overload and regain control of your information so you can work more efficiently and ultimately make better decisions. Learn about practice-driven techniques that take into account:

  • Seven fundamentals facts about how the brain processes and indexes information
  • How we unintentionally overload ourselves
  • The practical difficulties of going completely paperless

Stop feeling overwhelmed by information and start taking control! At the end of the day you’ll leave with:

  • The five correct reasons for keeping a piece of information
  • How to avoid duplication of paper and electronic records
  • Strategies for organizing deadline dates, notes, and clippings
  • Risk management principles which mesh with information management best-practices

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Register by 8/24/18 and save $20


Construction Contracts: Drafting Issues, Spotting Red Flags, and Allocating Risk
Tuesday and Wednesday, August 28 and 29, 2018/10 a.m.–11 a.m. Pacific
Audio Seminar via telephone
1 General CLE credit (each day)

Construction contracts are among the most difficult agreements to draft, review, and/or negotiate. At every stage, building is fraught with substantial risk—timely regulatory approvals, cost containment and price certainty, financing contingencies, building deadlines, and a host of other risks. If these common risks materialize, the bargained-for exchange among the parties, as well as the parties’ expectations, are radically unsettled. The construction contract is a comprehensive and careful allocation of risks, a compromise between flexibility and price/cost certainty, and establishes procedures for resolving disputes short of costly litigation. This program provides you with a practical guide to drafting the most important provisions of construction contracts and cost-effective resolution of disputes.

Part 1—August 28, 2018

Click to register: $65

• Reviewing and drafting essential provisions of construction contracts
• Use of, and common mistakes in using, AIA contracts in negotiations with builders
• Defining the scope of a project and planning for modifications
• How fees and costs are structured—and allocating risk of change
• Tying performance standards and timelines to payments—progress payments and retainage
• Issues involving contractor licensure and subsequent claims

Part 2—August 29, 2018

Click to register: $65

• Identifying, mitigating, and allocating risk among property owners, developers, and investors
• Spotting red flags and identifying risks in construction contracts
• Insurance and indemnification provisions of construction contracts
• Role of subcontractor, mechanic, and materialmen liens
• Anticipating disputes between property owners and builders and building in cost-effective dispute resolution
• Role and limitations of different types of damages

Speaker: John Miller is the principal of John R. Miller PLLC in Charlotte, North Carolina. His practice encompasses corporate and securities law, mergers and acquisitions, banking and finance, and construction law.


Import and Export Issues Impacting Intellectual Property Rights
Wednesday, September 5, 2018/Noon to 1:00 pm
The Cleaners @ Ace Hotel; Portland

Sponsored by the OSB Intellectual Property Section

Fee: $20 without lunch, $43 with box lunch, law students may attend for free depending on seat availability

CLE organizer: Kimberly Fisher kfisher@khpatent.com

Register at: goo.gl/forms/7rn0WsIZu6TIKfmP2


Breaking Through Bias and Barriers: Exploring Access to Justice in the Legal Profession
Friday, September 7, 2018/8:30 a.m.–11:45 a.m.
Live Seminar at the Oregon State Bar Center, 16037 SW Upper Boones Ferry Road, Tigard, or Live Webcast from Your Computer
3 Access to Justice or General CLE credits

Part of the Oregon State Bar’s mission is to increase access to justice by advancing equality in the justice system and removing barriers to that system. This one-of-a-kind presentation will look at topics such as:

  • Access to justice and the right to counsel   — The issue of economic status
  • The intersection with ORCP 8.4(a)(7)
  • Breaking through the bias barrier  — Strategies to increase diversity in the practice of law

Come for the substance; leave with inspiration.

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Register by 9/3/18 and save $10


Your Time to Shine: An Oregon Lawyer’s Duty to Report Elder and Child Abuse
Friday, September 7, 2018/Noon–1 p.m.
Live Seminar at the Oregon State Bar Center, 16037 SW Upper Boones Ferry Road, Tigard, or Live Webcast from Your Computer
1 Abuse Reporting credit

Receive a detailed review of:

  • Statistics and policy reasons for the duty
  • The obligation and who is responsible
  • Reporting, including the “immediate” requirement
  • Exceptions to reporting

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Register by 9/3/18 and save $10


Exit Row Ethics: What Rude Airline Travel Stories Teach About Attorney Ethics
Friday, September 7, 2018/1:30 p.m.–4:15 p.m.
Live Seminar at the Oregon State Bar Center, 16037 SW Upper Boones Ferry Road, Tigard, or Live Webcast from Your Computer
2.5 Ethics credits

Having traveled the world as a professional legal educator, Stuart Teicher has seen all kinds of bad behavior. Coincidentally, it mirrors some of the behavior he’s seen as an attorney ethics investigator. Board his ethics flight and learn about:

  • Pre-flight announcements—getting comfortable with the Oregon Rules of Professional Conduct
  • Pilot or passenger—who gets to decide issues regarding scope of representation and authority
  • Safety procedures—fees and screening provisions
  • Leaving something behind—conflicts

Being a good pilot is a lot like being a good (ethical) lawyer—it’s all about your personal behavior.

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Register by 9/3/18 and save $10


Business Valuation and the Impact of the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act
Wednesday, September 12, 2018/Noon–1 p.m.
Live Seminar at the Oregon State Bar Center, 16037 SW Upper Boones Ferry Road, Tigard, or Live Webcast from Your Computer
1 General CLE credit

Gain an overview of the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act and its impact on the business valuation process. Learn how this new tax law affects the three main approaches to value, including:

  • Income approach: understanding present value by looking at future value, how to estimate future cash flows, and debt financing impacts on business value
  • Acquisition price, public company, and prior transactions market approach methods
  • Calculating net asset value under the asset approach

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The State of the Union: Masterpiece Cakeshop and Other LGBT Law Developments
Thursday, September 13, 2018/9 a.m.–4:15 p.m.
Live Seminar at the Oregon State Bar Center, 16037 SW Upper Boones Ferry Road, Tigard, or Live Webcast from Your Computer
5.75 Access to Justice or General CLE credits

LGBT legal issues are increasingly prevalent in the national discourse. From the recent Masterpiece Cakeshop decision to LGBTQ+ immigrants, experts from a variety of practice areas will share their knowledge and expertise. Learn about state and federal anti-discrimination laws and gain perspective on representing transgender clients in the criminal justice system. Review family law matters that affect the LGBT community, including best practices and potential pitfalls. Guest speaker Jennifer Pizer, Law and Policy Director for Lambda Legal, will explore balancing religious liberty and equal justice in today’s political and social landscape.

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Register by 9/10/18 and save $20


ABA Business Law Section Annual Meeting
September 13-15, 2018
Austin, Texas

Experience more than 90 CLE programs covering all areas of business law, connect and learn at substantive sessions, and experience Austin at premier social events where you can network with over 1,600 business law professionals.
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Partnership Capital Accounts (Why, How and Who cares?)
Tuesday, September 18, 2018/Noon to 1:15 pm
Roth’s West Salem: 1130 Wallace Rd NW, Salem

Sponsored by the OSB Taxation Section

RSVP: Stacey Farrand, Heltzel Williams PC: Phone 503.585.4422
Fee: $22


S-Corporations
Oregon State Bar Center; 16037 SW Upper Boones Ferry Rd, Tigard
Wednesday, October 17, 2018/Noon to 1:00 pm

Fee: Free to Solo & Small Firm Section Members; $19 for Non-Members (Includes Section Enrollment)